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Non diving wives in our little group

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by PNW Dive Girl, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. PNW Dive Girl

    PNW Dive Girl Dive Charter

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    Heading back to Cozumel in April with 2 other couples. The other wives don't dive and the husbands don't dive much. I'm looking for some activity ideas for non diving days.
    ATV tour and good?
    Other ideas for some land based adventure?
    We'll be at El Cantil again. Just LOVE it!

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  2. divingjd

    divingjd Instructor, Scuba

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    We had three non-diving wives on our last trip. They really enjoyed cooking classes with Josefina. You can find information at CozumelMyCozumel. They went to the market, cooked, ate, and had margaritas. My wife brought some food back for me and it was really good. As you can see, we are not big on the "adventure" activities.

    The museum is also worth a visit. It's not vey big, but it's pretty interesting.


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  3. PNW Dive Girl

    PNW Dive Girl Dive Charter

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    The cooking class might be a great idea for all of us to do! Thank you!
     
  4. divingjd

    divingjd Instructor, Scuba

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    You're welcome! We may do it this year on the last day, when I'm in the "do not fly" zone. It does take up most of the day.


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  5. mstevens

    mstevens Toadfish. Splendid is implied but not guaranteed.

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  6. casts_by_fly

    casts_by_fly Nassau Grouper

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    Rent a convertible beetle from Margarita at ISIS and drive the southern Island loop. We did that on a day where I wasn't feeling well enough to dive. We stopped at the various bars along the way and anything else that tickled our fancy. It was a nice day to just be out and about in the sunshine.

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  7. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. DjDiverDan

    DjDiverDan Regular of the Pub

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    CozumelMyCozumel has a whole forum dedicated to things to do on the island. Things like:

    Take the tours of San Gervasio, the Mayan Ruins, and the Tequila tour.

    Spend a day at Chankanaab, walk through the Archeological exhibit, the Botanical Gardens, snorkle, see the Dolphin show, or just veg on the beach.

    Go to Punta Sur Park, take the boat tour of the Mangrove Swamp to see the crocodiles, snorkel at the park (some of the very best snorkeling you can do on Cozumel without a boat).

    Take the tour of Kaokao, the Chocolate Factory, learn how chocolate is made, buy some Mexican chocolate at the gift store.

    Have breakfast at the Museum restaurant, then tour the Museum.

    Go up to the Mercado on 25, wander through the stalls of the vendors, buy a Molcajete with the tejolote, for making your own guacamole or salsa (or grinding peppers and seeds for your own mole, if you are ambitious), some local artwork, or a hammock to take home. And have lunch at one of the little stalls -- delicious home made pozole, or, if you are really lucky, cochinita pibil or pava en relleno negro (a traditional Yucatan Turkey Stew, with a sauce made with black achiote paste - I adore that sauce).

    Take a day trip to the mainland - Ferry to Playa Del Carmen, rent a car and drive down to Tulum to see the Mayan ruins right on the ocean, to Akumal to snorkel with sea turtles, or to Xel Ha.

    Rent a car, or hire a taxi for the day, and drive around the Island, visit the wild East Side, with stop offs at the Rasta Bar, Coconuts, Chen Rio, and any of the blow holes that dot the East side, spouting up water when the surf rolls in. You can also take a detour off the main road on the West side on your way South to visit Cedral, a small local village a few kilometers in from the coast. And stop at Mezcalitos at the East end of the Transversal for a Margarita and some delicious barbecued shrimp.
     
  9. Ron Lee

    Ron Lee Loggerhead Turtle

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    Mainland: Coba ruins, a cenote and Tulum ruins

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  10. deepsea21

    deepsea21 Manta Ray

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    PNW Dive Girl... APRIL trip? Heck, tell all of them to dedicate 2 weekends at their local dive shop and get all the classroom and pool training for their certification over with so they can do their 4 check-out dives in COZ! I can't think of a better vaca than that to do 4 open water cert dives in Coz and get PADI cards from a Coz dive shop! However, if that is not in the cards, DjDiver posted many great ideas and I am in agreement with most of them as we've done several over the years (aside from leaving the island and going to the mainland) and some of his recommendations we'll try on our next trip (thanks Dj).
     

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